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So many makeup products make promises of long-wear foundation that won’t budge for 36 hours or lipstick that won’t smudge for 24. The claims always feel a little the over top and, let’s be honest, have you ever had one application of lipstick last you from seven a.m. Friday morning straight through to the following sunrise?

Adult film star and director Kayden Kross’ job forces her to put makeup to the test on the daily, which is why her beauty tips are actually so helpful IRL. Turns out, the secret to long-last makeup is a mix of picking the right product and applying it correctly.

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“[On porn sets] it used to be that they would stop and touch up every time the makeup got messed up during a scene, but then they found that fans preferred to see the story that’s told in the form of makeup that becomes more and more removed as the scene goes on,” Kross said in an interview with Refinery29. “But personally, I do touch up if I feel like something doesn’t look good anymore.”

First, to reduce redness

Kross ensures that every inch of her skin, from head to toe, doesn’t have any blemishes or red patches, just in case her cover-up does smudge during a scene. “One of the best tricks I ever learned is to put hydrocortisone cream on redness, whether it’s razor burn or a blemish. The cream will shrink the vessels, so it’s not as apparent,” she said.

On the lips

Surprisingly, Kross doesn’t do lipstick or even lipgloss. “Lipstick on teeth is very common, and now that I’m in the director role, that’s one of my pet peeves,” she said. Instead, the adult film star colours her lips with a lip pencil in a similar hue to her natural colour, then applies a coat of trusty ol’ Chapstick. “That way, I can control the shape and pigment. It always stays on,” she added. So simple!

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On the face

Kross swears by Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint because it doesn’t dry out her skin. We can all agree, there’s nothing sexy about flaking foundation. “This has the moisture factor, looks smooth, and doesn’t seem to move,” she said.

She also gets that post bedroom (or kitchen, poolside, bathroom etc,) glow by using Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder everywhere.

For the eyes

Slightly smudged mascara is fine with Kross–she thinks it’s sexy, actually–but anything that flakes won’t stand a scene in porn (or real life). Kross’ go-to: Urban Decay’s Troublemaker mascara.

For eye shadow with staying power, the star reaches for Dior (Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette). “I’ve been using this palette because it doesn’t move too much and has nice shimmer,” she said.

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For the bod

Kross avoids spritzing herself with perfume or using any moisturizers with a strong scent for that matter. “It’s not a good idea to overdo the scent because you never know which direction you’re going to send a partner,” she said. “It could kill a scene if it’s too overpowering or reminds them of something or someone, so I do Aveeno unscented body lotion.

Not everyone requires cosmetics that stand up to the tests of a professional porn shoot, sure, but it’s nice to know that, should your hot date take a sexy late-night turn, your makeup will stay looking as sexy as you feel.